Chesters owner reveals more details about new restaurant near Chesterfield

A new Chesters restaurant will open near Chesterfield later this year.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 6:31 pm

The fish and chip shop and drive-through is expected to launch at Markham Vale at the end of September.

Building work is due to begin next month on the development, located at the services site at junction 29A of the M1, opposite McDonald’s and adjacent to Starbucks.

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Chris Ioannides with his wife Chrisoulla when Chesters enjoyed success in the Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards.

The new outlet will join the award-winning company’s first shop on Sheffield Road, Chesterfield.

Customers can expect all of Chesters’ best-known dishes as well as some tasty new additions to the menu.

Chris Ioannides, owner of Chesters, told the Derbyshire Times: “It’s a really exciting time for us and we’re looking to open to the public at Markham Vale towards the end of September – we can’t wait.

“We’ll continue to support the local community and charities like we always strive to and give back something to Chesterfield and the surrounding areas.

“It’s been such a busy time for Chesters – orders have been going out every 30 seconds or so from our Sheffield Road site – and we’d like to thank all our loyal customers for their support.”

The new investment will cost more than £1million and create around 30 jobs, with a recruitment drive expected to start in May.

Chris gave an idea of what the new restaurant will look like.

He said: “We plan to get a 25-foot boat and cut it and put the sections in the restaurant, where customers will sit.

“In certain parts there will be impressive chandeliers and marble.

“It’ll look a bit like the Titanic – before she sank.”

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